Posts tagged with "Kaduna"



The government has turned its back on us, say victims of Kaduna attacks
Latest news · 02. June 2022
Kaduna State, located in the northwest of Nigeria and with a population of 12 million people, has seen a dramatic rise in violent incidents in the past year, including attacks by armed groups, banditry, wanton kidnappings and abductions, writes journalist Amaka Okoye who visited victims in Kaduna.

ALERT: Charges Reopened Against Persecuted Nigerian Journalist
Latest news · 11. May 2022
Barely three months out of jail, Luka Binniyat risks being imprisoned again. Binniyat, a journalist and human rights activist who has been repeatedly jailed for his reporting on massacres of Christians in Kaduna state, has been summoned to appear in court again on Friday, to answer for charges that date to 2017. His supporters fear that his bail will be revoked, and that he will be returned to prison.

Thousands displaced as Fulani militants kill 21 Christians in central Nigeria
Latest news · 28. April 2022
By Masara Kim, reporting from Jos Thousands of Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region are currently homeless following a daylight attack by Muslim militants on 26 April, which killed at least 21 people. According to local sources, dozens of armed men in multiple groups stormed four farming towns on the boundaries of Kaduna and Plateau States at about 4pm local time, shooting and burning houses. Ezekiel Isa, a resident of one of the towns in southeastern Kauru Local Government Area of...

New Report: Terror and Mass Displacement in Nigeria's Middle Belt
Latest news · 24. March 2022
Three human rights organisations – Christian Solidarity International (CSI), Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART), and the International Organisation for Peacebuilding and Social Justice (PSJ) - have released a new joint report about the situation in Nigeria’s Middle Belt. The report, entitled “Breaking Point in Central Nigeria? Terror and Mass Displacement in the Middle Belt,” was based on a joint visit to Nigeria, led by Baroness Caroline Cox, in late February-early March of this year.

VIDEO - While Luka Binniyat was in prison, his hometown was attacked
Latest news · 24. March 2022
After spending three months in prison for his reporting, Luka Binniyat was finally released on bail on 3 February 2022. Just as he was being released, his hometown, Zaman Dabo, was attacked. In this video, he shows us his family compound and tells us about the family members he lost in the attack.

VIDEO - Luka Binniyat: “I am targeted because I am a Christian and I am relentless.”
Latest news · 11. March 2022
On 4 November 2021, the Christian journalist and human rights activist Luka Binniyat was arrested for a report he had written about a massacre of Christians in his home state of Kaduna. He was charged with “cyberstalking” and held in prison for three months, before he was finally released on bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for 16 March. On 2 March, Christian Solidarity International’s Joel Veldkamp sat down with Luka at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, near his hometown.

Luka Binniyat: "I was not surprised when they came for me."
Latest news · 16. February 2022
Luka Binniyat, a journalist and human rights activist from Kaduna State in Nigeria, spent three months in jail on trumped-up charges linked to his reporting on Fulani militia attacks on Christians in his state. Just days after his release on 3 February, Binniyat spoke to CSI about the events that led up to his arrest, the “evil” being meted out to Christians in Kaduna State, and the horrors of prison life in Nigeria.

UPDATE: After 91 days in prison, Luka Binniyat is free
Latest news · 03. February 2022
On 3 February, Luka Binniyat was finally released from detention, a week after he received bail. On 31 January, Nigeria Report published the article below, explaining the difficult bail conditions imposed on Binniyat by the federal court handling his case.

Baroness Cox, John Eibner write to Luka Binniyat
press releases · 28. January 2022
Caroline Cox, an independent member of the House of Lords, and Dr. John Eibner, the president of Christian Solidarity International, have written an open letter to Luka Binniyat, the Christian journalist imprionsed for his coverage of atrocities against Christians in Nigeria's southern Kaduna state. "Thank you for standing so boldly in solidarity with the victims of atrocity crimes," they wrote. "You are an inspiration. We hope and pray that we will be able to meet you soon in freedom."

Violence in Nigeria: At least 615 killed in first three weeks of 2022
Latest news · 24. January 2022
From January 1 to January 21, at least 615 people have been reported as murdered by ‘bandits’, ‘herdsmen’, ‘gunmen’ and ‘Fulani’ militants, and at least 231 known persons were abducted by the aforementioned. Approximately 13,050 Nigerian people have been displaced from their homes due to the violence. These statistics have been aggregated from reports in both the international and local Nigerian press.

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